Harlem’s Jessie Sampter, Educator, A Poet, And A Zionist Pioneer

Jessie Sampter was an influential Zionist educator, a poet, and a Zionist pioneer influenced by Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold, Josephine Lazarus, Mary Antin,Mordecai Kaplan, Unitarian minister Rev. Merle St. Croix Wright and others to become an ardent advocate of Judaism and Zionism born March 22, 1883 in Harlem, New York. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a…

The Harlem Music Legend Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton, 1904 – 1946

Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton, February 1, 1904 – July 20, 1946, was an American trombonist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural Archives.

Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Harlem Feminist, Advocate, Activist, Public Speaker, Author, Small Business Owner, And Mother, 1938 –

Dorothy Pitman Hughes, born in 1938, is a feminist, child-welfare advocate, Harlem activist, public speaker, author, pioneering African-American small business owner, and mother of three daughters. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made…